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Cancer screening through the use of enhanced visual systems
Author(s): Urs Utzinger; Michael Bueeler; Douglas L. Heintzelman; Ann Gillenwater; Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum
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Paper Abstract

The human eyes are not made to detect disease, however visual perception is the most common screening method for early cancer detection. With optimal illumination and observation configuration there is significant improvement of optical contrast between normal and pre-cancerous tissue in the oral cavity, both for reflected and fluorescent light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2001
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4259, Biomarkers and Biological Spectral Imaging, (2 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432496
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Urs Utzinger, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Michael Bueeler, Univ. of Texas at Austin (Switzerland)
Douglas L. Heintzelman, Indiana Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Ann Gillenwater, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4259:
Biomarkers and Biological Spectral Imaging
Gregory H. Bearman; Darryl J. Bornhop; Richard M. Levenson; Darryl J. Bornhop, Editor(s)

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